I did not know Yassar Arafat
But I knew of his struggle
I knew the length of his battle
Somehow I am sad despite his persuasion
The murderous bombings of the innocent
Of which I have no great understanding
But surely any man
Who dedicated a lifetime for his people?
Was a genuine hero
Be his cause right or wrong he wavered not
It was all about land
Land for his people is that wrong
Do not all people begin life in possession of a home?
A home place
And at least finish with a plot of land